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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soothe

    Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, mollify, pacify, quiet, still, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir, stir up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soothe

    Synonyms:
    soften, assuage, allay, compose, mollify, tranquillize, pacify, lull, mitigate, flatter, appease, relieve

    Antonyms:
    rouse, excite, irritate, ruffle, exasperate, exacerbate, agitate, infuriate, aggravate, annoy, dissatisfy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfort, soothe, console, solaceverb

    give moral or emotional strength to

    Synonyms:
    comfort, ease, console, solace

    Antonyms:
    irritate

  2. sootheverb

    cause to feel better

    "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"

    Synonyms:
    comfort, console, solace

    Antonyms:
    irritate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sootheverb

    Synonyms:
    assuage, calm, quiet, appease, tranquillize, compose, pacify, sober, still, lull

  2. sootheverb

    Synonyms:
    moderate, alleviate, palliate, lessen, allay, mollify, repress, check, temper, soften, attemper, deaden, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sootheverb

    Synonyms:
    compose, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, mollify, calm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "soothe":

    relieve, calm, appease, ease, alleviate, allay, flatter, reassure

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How to use soothe in a sentence?

  1. Gabrielle Francis:

    The protein helps to keep the blood sugar stable so it does n’t crash and wake you up -- and then there’s herbs like St. John's Wort, passionflower and Melissa Officinalis that all help to soothe the nervous system.

  2. Holly Phillips:

    The steam helps open stuffed-up nasal passages, and the salty broth can soothe a sore throat.

  3. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield, 1749:

    That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.

  4. Joanna Gaines:

    The one thing I remember most about Joanna Gaines stories, Joanna Gaines would always tell us when we were little, ‘ When I moved here when I was 19, I would cry myself to sleep every night because I missed my mother’s food, ’ and so Joanna Gaines, somehow, found some Korean women in the community that would cook for Joanna Gaines and then that would kind of just soothe Joanna Gaines.

  5. Elif Ozmenek:

    Merkel is coming tomorrow to soothe both sides.


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